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Activate #2 - Week 5

Activate Participant:      Fleur Mansfield

Position:                           Business Analyst

Organisation:                  TAC

Session:                           Week 5

Sitting upstairs at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, I found my mind wandering from the task at hand of writing an elevator pitch for my personal leadership brand.

Rather, I was reflecting on the words of the club's GM Phil Clohesy, around Geelong's migration to the waterfront and it blending into the Geelong lifestyle - this was easy to appreciate, whilst gazing across the yachts and Corio Bay to the You Yangs.

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Each week sees us building our tool kit of leadership insights, knowledge and techniques. Today I added Pursuit of Passion from Phil.

A reoccurring theme amongst the talented local leaders we hear from each week is Vision and Values.

Having a clear vision of where you are heading, and ensuring your people are aligned to the values of the organisation, is a corner stone to success.

Paige Williams' second visit had us contemplating happiness, lifelong change, habit-forming rituals and being discerning about where we put our effort, in order to get the best outcomes. There are certainly some take-aways from this I'll be applying.

It all tied in well with Jayne Parker's novel activity to demonstrate the process of change. By the end of it, the room was in giggles and we were all pleased to know we were done!


It certainly set us thinking about what it feels like to go through change, how much change you can manage and how to support people through change. Its relevance really resonated with me in today's world where the speed of change is ever increasing.

Our closing activity this week showcased what a diverse group we are with each of us presenting our elevator pitch.

It was a refreshing insight, seeing snippets of our recent learning woven into the pitches, highlighting our various leadership styles and the range of organisations we represent across Geelong.

It brought home what a great program Activate is in the way it connects and develops people across the Geelong community on multiple levels.

I look forward to next Thursday.



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